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Notes from the news, April 9

By the Notebook on Apr 9, 2014 08:24 AM

Youth group accuses district of pushing out students. Daily News

Parents weigh prospect of turning schools over to charter operators. NewsWorks

Aspira offers no answers on charter school financial anomaliesCity Paper

Controller Hits Roadblocks on Public School Audits. NewsWorks

City Controller Faults Secrecy Amid School District’s Financial Mess. CBS Philly

Creating safer schools. Inquirer

Letters: Shaping a life-long learner. Inquirer

Penn offers summer program for Philly students. Notebook

D.A. and Co. take on Phila. students at chess. Inquirer

Kihn: It's a misconception that Renaissance charters will get 'extra' money. Notebook

Dem gubernatorial candidates pledge boost in education funding. Tribune-Review

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition

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Comments (2)

Submitted by anon (not verified) on April 9, 2014 10:54 am
"Creating Safer School" - Kelly Davenport praises the work of her charter - Freire - in how they address conduct in schools. What she doesn't include is how they recruit students and then kick out students. I have a student in a class at a neighborhood school that Freire booted out. Sure, if you only take and or keep students who "fit with your program," it is much easier. Neighborhood public schools have to accept everyone - including those who don't "fit" into Freire's model.
Submitted by LS Teach (not verified) on April 9, 2014 11:57 am
We also received an 8th grader last school year who was "advised" to leave before he was kicked out. And so it continues...

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